Mechanisms of neuromodulation in central neurons
Molecular mechanisms linking innate immune and insulin signaling to control cell growth and metabolism
Calcium-dependent, membrane-binding proteins and mechanisms of exocytosis
Ion channels and Ca2+-signaling in inflammation, immunity and tissue homeostasis
Modulation of aldosterone production in health and disease.
Understanding the neural code underlying motivated behaviors like feeding, drinking, and social interaction, with a focus on how malfunction in associated brain areas are involved in diseases like addiction and eating disorders
Central respiratory circuits, Mechanisms Underlying Breathing Complexity and Central hypoventilation syndrome
Other PSTG Faculty
Cytoskeletal architecture, dynamics and roles in cellular physiology and disease; High-resolution live cell and tissue imaging
Innate immunity, chronic disease, host-parasite interactions, Toxoplasma gondii, proteomics
Exploring new therapeutics avenues to treat Multiple Sclerosis.
Immune response to infectious disease in the CNS
Translating our discoveries in the microcirculation to tangible benefits in patients.
Composition, Biophysics and Physiology of Cellular Membranes
Chromosome segregation and aneuploidy in meiosis and mitosis
Identify the calcium signaling abnormalities that lead to vascular dysfunction and blood pressure elevation in cardiovascular disorders
Endosomal function and dysfunction in neurons. Development of the nervous system: cytoskeleton and membrane traffic in axon and dendrite growth.